Associate Director of Statistics

£80000 - £90000 per annum
  1. Permanent
  1. Biometrics, Statistics

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Hobson Prior are looking for an Associate Director of Statistics to join a leading pharmaceutical organisation in London to be accountable for the statistical science aspects of all clinical studies or projects conducted on behalf of the organisation.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Conduct oneself at all times in accordance with the organisation's Quality Management System, working practices and Good Clinical Practice/Good Manufacturing Practice regulations, and ensure training in these areas is kept up-to-date at all times.
  • Accountable for all appropriate statistical aspects of a clinical study and where appropriate the development projects.
  • Being the company's primary contact for all statistical activities of the study or projects.
  • Being the primary contact for external consultants and Service Providers for all appropriate statistical activities of the study/projects.
  • Providing appropriate statistical review and interpretation of any pre-clinical data and clinical data from other on-going studies conducted by other parties for the same compound.
  • Contributing to and be accountable for the setting up, implementation and reporting of clinical studies within all appropriate statistical aspects of the study's as the statistical lead for the study/projects.
  • Acting as an advisor to the organisation's clinical/research scientists engaged in the scientific aspects of the clinical development study/projects and providing statistical programming support to the organisation's clinical scientists engaged in the study/projects.
  • Contributing to the development and maintenance of policies, SOPs and the organisation's documents.
  • Ensuring learning and knowledge transfer during and at the completion of the project.
  • Continue to update knowledge and keep abreast of changes within the field of Statistics in Clinical Development.

Key Skills:

  • Flexibility and the ability to handle multiple tasks to meet deadlines while delivering high quality work in a dynamic environment.
  • Ability to oversee and manage CROs conducting statistical aspects of clinical trials and to ensure high quality deliverables are received.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Good negotiation skills.
  • Excellent communication skills (English verbal and written) including the ability to convey statistical concepts to non-statisticians, organisation, presentation and time management skills.
  • Proficient computer skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, email and Internet.


  • Minimum MSc in Statistics, Biometrics or Medical Statistics or related discipline, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Significant, relevant, in depth and demonstrated experience within the pharmaceutical, contract research organisation, biotechnology or medical sector, including clinical program design, clinical trial design, analysis and reporting.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with ICH/GCP guidelines, related statistical guidelines and knowledge of other regulatory guidelines relating to statistics.
  • Strong statistical programming skills in SAS.
  • Experience with sample size software (e.g. Nquery, EAST) and randomisation procedures.
  • Early phase knowledge is desirable including knowledge of mixed modelling techniques and familiarity with pharmacokinetic data.
  • Experience working in a team environment under time and resource pressures.

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